The Roaring Twenties

"Very Good"

The Roaring Twenties Review


A gangster flick of the bootlegging/Prohibition ilk, this complicated tale starts in the trenches of World War I with stars Cagney and Bogart fighting the good fight, then finding nothing waiting for them when they return home. They turn to crime, with mixed success. A love story feels a bit tacked on, but ultimately the film is most notable for being the last film of the 1930s gangster era, a genre which wouldn't be revived again for close to a decade.


The Roaring Twenties

Facts and Figures

Run time: 106 mins

In Theaters: Monday 23rd October 1939

Distributed by: Warner Home Video

Production compaines: Warner Bros.

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 12

IMDB: 7.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Raoul Walsh

Producer: , Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner

Starring: as Eddie Bartlett, as Jean Sherman, as George Hally, as Panama Smith, as Lloyd Hart, as Danny Green, as Nick Brown, as Mrs. Sherman, as Henderson, as The Sergeant, Joseph Crehan as Michaels, George Meeker as Masters, as Judge, Robert Elliott as First Detective, Eddy Chandler as Second Detective, Abner Biberman as Henchman, Vera Lewis as Mrs. Gray, John Deering as Narrated By (voice)

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